The Town of Wake Forest and Wake Forest Power are joining more than 2,000 not-for-profit utilities in celebrating Public Power Week Oct. 4-10. As part of this annual week-long celebration, the town and Wake Forest Power are offering several special events and activities:
- Public Power Week Word Search Contest – From now through Wednesday, Oct. 7, Wake Forest Power residential electric customers can enter to win free electricity in October by participating in the Public Power Week Word Search Contest. The winners will be announced during the evening Energy Expo on Thursday, Oct. 8. To download the word search puzzle and registration form, visit the town’s website at www.wakeforestnc.gov/publicpowerweek_wordsearch.aspx.
- Customer Appreciation – Public Power Week is also Customer Appreciation Week. As our way of saying “thank you” to our valued customers, town staff will serve popcorn each day in the lobby of town hall, 301 S. Brooks St. Staff will also be available to share information and answer questions about Wake Forest’s array of customer programs and services.
- Energy Expo – On Thursday, Oct. 8, the lobby of the Wake Forest Town Hall will be the scene of an energy savings and electric safety expo featuring hands-on demonstrations and representatives from Wake Forest Power, ElectriCities, Northern Regional Center, Resources for Seniors, ChurchNet, Wake County Human Services and more. The energy fair will be offered from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and again from 7 to 8:30 p.m. All area residents are invited to attend and learn how to make your home more energy efficient and save money on your electric bill, avoid electric hazards and be safe around electricity. During the energy expo participants can also register to win a variety of special prizes donated by several local merchants, including Golden Corral, Jumpin Beans, Tan Elegance, The Wake Forest Weekly, Flying FroYo, Pet ‘n Nanny, County Line Auto Service, La Foresta, The Skin Spa of Wake Forest, Next Consignment, Gladwell Orthodontics, ACE Hardware of Rolesville, Dirty Dogs Spa, Heritage Cleaners, Total Deck Care and Lily Mae’s.
- Free Hot Dogs – Wake Forest Power will celebrate Customer Appreciation Day on Thursday, Oct. 8, by offering free hot dogs and sodas beginning at 11 a.m. Wake Forest area residents are invited to come get them while they last.
- Electric Safety Demonstrations – Also on Oct. 8, Wake Forest Power linemen will offer on-demand electric safety demonstrations in Centennial Plaza for groups of two or more. The creative program will teach children and adults smart electrical safety habits, demonstrate the power of electricity and show the potential hazards associated with unsafe actions around power lines, pad mount transformers and switchgear. Participants will also experience what it’s like to be a lineman and how they stay safe when working with electricity. By actually holding tools and safety equipment, visitors will have the chance to learn firsthand the importance of electrical safety. Wake Forest Power will also display a bucket truck and other equipment in the town hall parking lot for visitors to view and enjoy.
A division of the Town of Wake Forest, Wake Forest Power supplies electricity to approximately 5,000 residential and 1,300 commercial customers. A public power community since 1909, Wake Forest is one of 32 members of the North Carolina Eastern Municipal Power Agency (NCEMPA). For more information about Wake Forest Power, visit www.wakeforestnc.gov/wakeforestpower.aspx.
For more information about Public Power Week events and activities, contact Customer Service Manager Drew Brown at 919-435-9466 or [email protected].
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